Background and Mission

Thirty-one years old, the Middleton Garden Club (organized in 1980 and federated in 1983) was founded by Jeanne Sullivan, Georgia Lewis and a committed group of Middleton residents whose purpose was to: stimulate the love of gardening; encourage civic planting; present quality information on all aspects of gardening; complete crafts and protect the environment; and promote the spirit of friendship.

The Middleton Garden Club meets one or two times per month on various evenings, September through June. We welcome anyone from Middleton and surrounding towans with an interest in gardening and related activities - no special skills or talents are needed - just a desire to follow your interests and have fun!

Anyone interested in joining should call Laurie Peloquin at 978-777-1370 or Anne Cote at 978-777-6194.

Middleton Garden Club News and Notes

The Middleton Garden Club is on Facebook!

MIDDLETON RAIN BARREL PROJECT

In anticipation of a dry summer, Middleton's Stream Team, Farmers Market, Garden Club, Department of Public Works, Board of Health, and Conservation Commission are sponsoring a community program with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer their water-saving barrels for $69, a 42% discount off the retail price. To learn more about how you can harvest your rain water, provide water to your gardens, and help protect the Ipswich River, click here.

MIDDLETON'S STONE WALLS

 
  Professor Robert M. Thorson,renowned author of Stone by Stone;exploring Stone Walls:A Field Guide to New England Stone Walls; and Stone Wall Secrets (a children's book) is coming to town!
 
Friday evening, May 4,2012 at the Flint Public Library,Middleton 7:00-8:30 pm- an illustrated talk by the author

Saturday morning ,May 5, 2012  9:30 am-11:30 am 

Meet at the Library parking lot for carpooling: A field trip to several sites in Middleton including:

Oldest House foundation

Variety of "ordinary" stone walls

Mystery stone circle

 
"Every stone wall is unique and every stone tells a story" says Robert M. Thorson,the author of the first field guide to historic New England stone walls-one that helps you identify and appreciate those in your yard,neighborhood, and throughout the Northeast.
 
Thorson is the winner of the 2003 Connecticut Book Award for Stone by Stone:The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls. He is a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut and cofounder of the Stone Wall Initiative (stonewall.uconn.edu) which supports the appreciation and preservation of historic walls.

 

 

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